COBIS Diploma for International Teaching Assistants

Support your Teaching Assistants to develop the knowledge skills and understanding they need to make a consistent and significant impact on teaching and learning. By registering your TAs for the COBIS Diploma for International Teaching Assistants (DITA) or COBIS DITA for Early Years, not only will you be giving them access to the high quality professional development they crave but you will also be raising the standards of classroom support throughout your school.

The 6 month DITA and DITA Early Years programmes provide your TAs with 5 key mandatory units and a choice of 3 optional units to encourage reflection, share good practice and complete assignments (marked Pass, Merit or Distinction) relating theory to practice directly relevant to the role of international TAs.  

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COBIS DITA for Early Years

Launching September 2017!!

COBIS Diploma for International Lead Teaching Assistants

For those wishing to develop leadership skills and the ability to manage and co-ordinate a Teaching Assistant team. Aimed at those wanting to be a key liaison between the Teaching Assistants and the Senior Leadership Team.

About the COBIS DILTA (Diploma for International Lead Teaching Assistants)

The COBIS DILTA is delivered with exceptional, personalised support and a strong belief that having a Lead Teaching Assistant directly impacts on Teaching Assistant Practice and children’s learning experiences.

The course will be a combination of eLearning, research, collecting evidence and writing assignments.

The programme is 9 months long and should take approximately 108-144 hours to complete. Candidates study at their own pace through flexible eLearning.

Unit 1: Advanced Teaching & Learning Support

  • Understanding metacognition
  • Growth mindset
  • Quality questioning
  • Leading learning conversations

Unit 2: Leadership Skills

  • Mindset of a leader
  • Teamwork
  • Developing positivity throughout the team

Unit 3: Coaching & Mentoring

  • Being an effective mentor and coach
  • Getting the best from the team through coaching and mentoring
  • Supporting others in developing and working towards action plans

Unit 4: Building a Cohesive Team

  • Co-ordinating peer observations
  • Co-ordinating successful meetings
  • Building a positive team atmosphere

Unit 5: Delivering Training

  • Building a successful training plan
  • Meeting the needs of the team
  • Planning an outstanding training session
  • Delivering and evaluating training

Course start date:

Launching September 2017 then students can enrol throughout the year

Suitable for:

Aspiring Lead Teaching Assistants or Early Years Practitioners working in an International setting.